Thursday, June 07, 2007

porch show

i contributed some crochet flowers to the Porch Show at cinders! the opening is friday so if you're in nyc stop in for a mint julep! many friends, SAPLINGS, and artists i love are also participating so even if you don't make the opening, try to visit sometime over the summer, and get on the cinders mailing list to be informed of all the fun events they have planned. here are all the details in cinders' own words:

The Porch Show
June 8th - August 5th 2007
Opening Reception Friday June 8th 7-10pm 2007

Mel Kadel, Matt Leines, Zachary Rossman, Rich Jacobs, Suzanne Sattler, Ryan Jacob Smith, Julianna Bright, Erika Somogyi, Sean Samoheyl, Monica Canilao, Kelie Bowman, Florencio Zavala, Caroline Hwang, Brendan Monroe, Julie Morstad, Saviour Scraps, George Ferrandi, Jenny Hart, AJ Fosik, Jeana Sohn, Eric Beltz, Jacob Mickelson, Sto, the Polaroid Kidd, Julien Langendorff, Tim Harrington, Cal Patch, Ryan Woods, Matthew Feyld, Amanda Barr, Kyle Field, and Richard Colman

Community is as important as ever in our current political climate and with looming luxury condos threatening our neighborhood's current makeup of longtime residents, families, artists, and small independent businesses, it is all the more necessary for us to come together. With this in mind, we present to you our second Porch Show.

The American front porch sets the stage for this exhibition, which aims to resurrect and embrace the porch as an outdoor living room where the public and private can merge, while ideas of community, Americana imagery, gentrification, and the role art plays in our daily lives are explored.

The 30 artists in the show all have unique voices that together can be heard as a representation of a loose-knit community of likeminded do-it-yourselfers that exist a little below the radar and yet are part of a thriving, positive, and artistically diverse new generation. Aesthetic commonalities abound, where a longing for nature, a fascination with animals, a playful sense of humor, and a decidedly critical look inward appear in different ways.

In addition, there are countless events planned to coincide with this show including live music on the porch, BBQs on the sidewalk and video art nights. Check our website for updates.With most of us confined to closet-sized apartments or holed up in an isolated loft building, the porch is often a missing element in our lives. So come out and join us!

Cinders Gallery
103 Havemeyer st. (btwn Hope and Grand)
Williamsburg Brooklyn
Hours: W-F 2-8pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-7pm
"Bringing the small town to the Big City since 2004!"

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